summer nailpolish & the best macarons ever

I think that nail polish is one of the cheapest and most fun accessories out there, and so can be found wearing it the vast majority of the time (quite a while ago I spent some time and got really good at painting my own nails – 1 bottle of nailpolish will get you… a lot of nail painting, and generally costs less than a single salon manicure. I do spring for cheap-but-good pedicures about every¬† 4-5 weeks.)

I just switched over to summer shades, and am especially loving the two I have on right now: Essie’s Punchy Pink on my toes (it is so neon that literally almost glows in the dark, and as such is hard to photograph) and Chanel’s Mimosa on my fingers, which really is kind of the perfect shade of yellow. It also happened to match the best macaron I’ve ever had in my life (and yes, I have been to Paris) from the Indie Cakes & Pastries booth at Art Murmur this weekend. The cookie pictured is passionfruit, although I also tried their strawberry lemonade & pistachio. All of them were to die for, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to afford having a steady stream delivered to my front door.

Have a favorite summer nailpolish color or secret source for macarons? Don’t hoard your sources, leave a comment below!

posted in accessories, colors that make me happy, food and drink


  1. francine
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 10:10 | Permalink

    hi, i found your blog from APW :) anyway, i love the colors you chose for your fingers and toes. i almost always use clear polish, but this is inspiring me to branch out and try new colors!! so fun!

    • elizabeth
      Posted May 19, 2011 at 10:00 | Permalink

      colors *are* so fun! and an easy, low commitment way to add some punch to your outfit

  2. Rachel
    Posted May 31, 2011 at 08:07 | Permalink

    Okay, Liz, so maybe when we finally get together again, you can teach me all you’ve learned about how to do a good pedicure to yourself…. Hope to see you this summer!